NEW YORK, N.Y. — New York Water and Water-Supply Authority officials announced Monday that they had raised $3 million to build a $2.6 million water tank that will protect New Yorkers against the effects of chlorine-containing water in their tap water.
The tank is the latest in a string of water tank purchases in the city, including one in Manhattan.
It is made from recycled steel and water filtration systems.
Water will also be distributed to residents in the New York City borough of Queens and Bronx, as well as in the Bronx and Staten Island, officials said.
The water tank, a 2,500-gallon water tank in the Water Supply Building, will be built by a New York-based company, Energenics.
In an email, an Energinics spokeswoman said the company had begun the project in January.
“We are pleased to have been selected to supply New York’s water supply, and are looking forward to continuing to work with the authority to deliver the best water to the residents of New York,” the spokeswoman said.
The $3.5 million in funds will go toward installing the water tank on the Water-Pumps Building in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, officials announced.
The water tank is located just a few blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge.
It’s the latest example of New Yorkers being treated to water from a different source.
In April, the city approved a $1.9 billion contract to supply water from the Marcy Project, a joint venture between New York State and the Department of Environmental Conservation.
The state’s portion of the deal will go to a company called the Marter Corporation.
The city of New Orleans also is buying new water tanks for its water supply system.
The new water tank will replace a tank that was used for several years to collect rainwater.
It’s expected to be up and running by mid-July.